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Coronavirus Update

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The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families is always a priority at our community.  With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and in the minds of many, we want to address actions, which are taking place related to this concern.

Some of the actions we are addressing include:

  • Consistent updates and communication to those who live and work at the community.
  • Evidence-based precautions that align with guidelines provided by the CDC.
  • Reviewing emergency preparedness and response measures in the event that a virus impacts our community or the surrounding area.
  • Changes to our travel and visitation guidelines for all employees, partners and guests.

We are closely monitoring local, state and federal health agencies to ensure we can respond quickly and effectively to protect our community and mitigate risks of an outbreak.

We will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to preserve the health and safety of our community.

If you have questions, concerns or need more information, please contact Ron Monte, Executive Director, at ronm@northpointewoods.org or call (269) 339-3615.

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

NorthPointe Woods Featured in Scene Magazine

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NorthPointe Woods is pleased to have been featured in a recent edition of Scene Magazine, with an informative article titled, “Where you live could help you live a longer, healthier, happier life.”

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Research suggests, year after year, that something as simple as more social opportunities can support longevity and a more rewarding life—especially for seniors. When families weigh the costs and benefits, they may find a move to a senior lifestyle community offers that—and more. We talked to an executive director at a local retirement community for his take on the subject.

Senior Social Challenges

“Reaching retirement age often means less contact with work colleagues, friends and family. The loss of social contacts has a direct impact on mental and physical well-being,” says NorthPointe Woods Executive Director, Ron Monte.

The good news is taking advantage of chances to meet new people and developing new relationships have been shown in studies to reduce stress, ward off anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of some physical health concerns. Seniors who choose to live in their home have options, too. Engagement in local senior centers, faith organizations and volunteer pursuits keep them occupied, but a common problem crops up: older adults often feel less comfortable driving or leaving their neighborhood, so those interactions become increasingly difficult.”

To read the article, found on page 17 in the magazine, in its entirety, CLICK HERE.